Joint and international laboratories

An integral strategy of CY Cergy Paris Université’s pursuit of excellence is its commitment to the creation of joint and international laboratories.

Setting up joint and international laboratories is an integral part of CY Cergy Paris Université's outreach strategy, which aims at excellence in research, and valorisation. This enables it to increase the institution’s scientific potential, develop links with the socio-economic fabric and enhance its international attractiveness.

CY Cergy Paris Université, NAWA Technologies, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in Saclay and the François Rabelais University in Tours have set up NAWALab, a joint innovation laboratory for ultrafast electricity storage devices.

Through this joint innovation laboratory for electricity storage, the partners hope to sustain their research and development work, which they started as a collaborative project in 2008, for the development of new materials and devices for ultrafast electricity storage devices. (LPPI Website)



SYNERGYLAB, an International Associated Laboratory (LIA) between the University of the Western Cape (UWE) (South Africa) and CY Cergy Paris Université

An LIA is a wall-less laboratory associating a French laboratory with a foreign laboratory, around a common research topic. This international laboratory, a joint device realised by signing an agreement, is based on the complementarity of its different teams.

The pooling of human, technological and financial resources from the two universities has led to the development of an ambitious, high-level research programme in the field of chemistry. This project is receiving funding of €420K over 4 years.

Since 2010, the LPPI (CYU) and SensorLab (UWC) laboratories have been working together on research projects in chemistry and in the study of polymers to develop biosensors and materials for energy storage.

The research programme aims to develop new (semi-)conductive materials, which may incorporate nanomaterials, for the development of (bio-)electrochemical sensors or electrochemical energy storage systems.